In 2002 Heorot is founded with the intention to create music with influences of Viking and folk-metal. They wrote several songs but because of all kinds of difficulties, for instance the change of bandmembers, they could only make a real start in 2003. The first demo was recorded in 2005, it was a very primitive one and the band was busy to control their style. 2006 was a difficult year, because singer and founder Teemu “Modsognir” Ollikainen died. The band had the difficult choice to quit or go on, they chose the last option at last because this would have been Teemu’s wish. In 2007 they released a first real album.